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Battery light flashes check charging system no charging read out changed alternator notice smoke coming from fuse panel under engine compartment

Smoke coming from 100 amp fuse connector under hood fuse panel

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Well the smoking fuse would mean the circuit between the alternator and battery is overloaded just like in a house.
Either a short to ground or a component drawing too much current.

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Check the circuit opening relay, located behind glove box or kick panel on right.
Look for signs of corrosion, this fuse only powers the fuel pump and the engine ecu

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The second fuse panel that you seek is under the dashboard, on the driver side (for a US car). This box is called the "JB1" (junction block #1), and contains several relays in addition to the 15 amp "CIG" fuse that you need to replace.
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